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(FOWLS SUITABLE FOR FARM
?Old Farmer Says He Has Never Sees
Anything Better Than Plymouth
Rocks and Wyandotte*
1 Many fanners have hobbles and pet
theories which sometimes bring them
plenty of "experience," bot a* a rule
they look at everything along utility
Unes, says Farm News. Some farm
ers have been looking for the best
farmer's fowl, have bred almost all
breeds in existence, and yet have to
confess to failure along these lines.
At times he thinks that he has the
"best bird cornered only to find that
lt is still at large. A buzz-saw is all
.right for the purpose for which lt was
intended, but it can't be used for
?shaving a man's beard. All these
things are very practical in their way,
but making them answer for all pur
poses is very much like corralling a
-cyclone, something no man has suc
ceeded in doing.
One person wants fowls for the pro
duction of eggs, and, therefore, will
want the breed whose hens prove to
be the best layers. Another wants
the best table fowl, and an entirely
different breed will be selected. The
third man wants a fowl with a cer
tain fancy feather and pays a fancy
?price for it A farmer living several
miles from town cares very little for
?fowls of any particular kind, yet he
Columbian Wyandotte Pullet.
will admit that they are an unfailing
source of supply in case of emergen
cy in supplying the table, buying the
groceries and keeping him out of
debt for long intervals.
The farmer s flock should be pro
lific without sacrificing other quali
ties. They should habgood table fowls.
To satisfy this requirement they must.,j
be of good size, plump and of good ap
pearance when dressed. They must
ie hardy and good foragers, as there
Ss Much waste food on. the farm that
?an be converted into cash returns
try the fo<vls. The hens must be good
sitters and mothers, as many farmers
Are not ready to buy incubators-al
though they should do so at once.
These are questions that are being
studied by the careful, and each in
dividual will have to determine the
matter for himself. An old farmer
who is now off the active list, but still
lives on the farm and raises poultry
as a diversion says he visited many,
poultry shows Just to inspect some
of the best birds of the new varieties,
and he says that he has never seen
anything better than the Plymouth
Kock and Wyandotte varieties for real
business stock. He said: "You can
tell inquirers that these two breeds
are still at the top, and there are
enough varieties of them to please
any sensible person. As to individual
taste, the old Indian said if men were
all alike they would all - want his
So many varieties of chickens have
been evolved that U seems as if there
should be nothing left to* bo sought
or desired in the way'of beauty or
Sell all the roosters not noded for
. . . .
Don't buy breeding stock that hicks
in strength and vigor.
. . .
Keep everlastingly and eternally
After the lice and mites.
. . . .
A box of crushed oyster shells
?hould always be kept in reach.
. . ?
Keep "ho coops for the small chicks
sat a distance from the hen house.
. . *
Low perches will induce young stock
So roost in the poultry house early In
The color of the egg shelis has noth
ing to do with the food value of the
. . .. .
A combination of the heat with lice
pests is enough to cause fowls not to
. . . j
The flavor of eggs and their color
depends very much upon the kind of
After the moult a little Unseed meei
?s a fine thing to round ont the poul
try ration, with.
Commence to gather dry road dust
and put away in barrels in a dry place
->r n?ut winter's ?e.
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Ready for Fall Shoppers I fGOWANS
We desire to announce to our Edgetield friends that
we are ready for them to call and inspect our fall
??tock. "While in the Northern markets during the
summer our buyers bought verv largely for every de
Our Try goods department is filled with all of the new fabrics
and weaves. All of the popular shades in dress goods of all
kinds now on display. We are also headquarters for staple
Our shoe department is brim full of the best that the leading
manufacturers make. All of the popular leathers in the new
shapes. We can shoe the whole family for a reasonable sum.
See our clothing before you buy. We can fit any size boy or
man in the most stylish garments that are made. Our prices
are very low too. j
Millinery department:-This has allays been one
the leading Teatures pf our store. Nothing in Augus
ta can surpass us. We have the nobby ready-to-w*ear
hats and snapes that^can be trimmed,
.Augtista Bee Hive, ; ;
916 and 918 Broad St ." Augusta, Ga.
Abe Cohen, Proprietor.
King of Externals
Stands supreme nuder
every test. Feel se
cure, keep Gowans in.
thc home. Gowans al
ways conquers Croup
and Pneumonia and
your doctor assents.
Gowans Preparation waa nsed on
my child wheo it iras desperately
ill with Pneumonia. Immediately
after the second application' my
physician called and finding so
(treat aa improvement ordered its
continuance. The child recovered
?24 Bast SuAlieglteny, Pa.
BOY TO-DAY! HAYE IT IR THE HOME
Al! Dm?timtm. , 31. SO*. 25?.
, ?OWM MEQfCALCO..'
fevMtoti, ud Mon ntmir? If ft* frontet
Fall Goods Ready
We have made large purchases for the fall season, and
invite our friends to c?ll to see us. Many of the uew goods
have arrived and there are others yet on the way.
We have never before been in a better position to serve
our friends than we are this fall. Corn? in and let us show
you through every department;
J. W. PEAK
Perkins Sash and Door
High Grade Millwork
Hardwood work a Specialty
, Rough and Finishing Work.
Estimates on Request.
m : . i. . ? ;. ; ,
Deep Plowing Season
We have and. still arriving a. full line pf
t, ., . Oliver turn plows,
. J Oliver midd??rbusters, -
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.,[ vd Oliver =subsoihi .,".
:j Repair^of a}l, kin?ls. such as point9, bohs^ extra
wings, extra land sides, extra handles.
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J. C. LEE, President ' F. E. Gibson, Sec. and^Treaa.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries; .
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
,*v:?.? ).iU-n-f't>'-i'-'t-'^ *?i lU j *- ' . ...
: " We manufacturel and deal in doors,, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim^ store fronts and fixtures,
pews^ pulpits, etc., I rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine .and cypress shingles, | flooring, ceiling
liv Distributing agents for Flintkote--roofing
Estimates cheerfully, and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets,
Our Motto: sQe"ffi
Big Stock of Fruit
We have a large stock of seasonable
fruits, grapes, apples, oranges, banan
as, grape fruit, etc. Always fresh and
The best restaurant in town. White
waiters-^quick service. Best food
Edgefield Fruit Co.